“Begin with what’s left over, turn it into what will last.” This is the principle on which American furniture maker Emeco was founded on in 1944. Emeco continues this philosophy today by exploring and innovating ways to use consumer and industrial waste, and environmentally responsible resources. The result: simple, timeless furniture that sits lightly on the planet.
Emeco works with the world’s best designers and influential brands—including Jasper Morrison, Philippe Starck, BMW, Coca-Cola, Nendo, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, and Barber & Osgerby—to make long-lasting products ideal for social spaces both indoors and out.
In 2006, Emeco and Coca-Cola partnered in an effort to reduce the number of plastic bottles in landfills and oceans. It took four years and many work hours to develop the first ever chair made from approximately 111 recycled plastic bottles.
Designed by Barber & Osgerby, this collection of stackable chairs and stools epitomizes a circular economy. Engineered for strength, yet visually and physically lightweight, this chair can be recycled on and on, and goes indoors or out.
Inspired by bistro chairs found on Parisian sidewalks, Jasper Morrison designed this highly comfortable collection for social spaces where clean lines and uniformity are desired. Crafted from reclaimed and responsibly sourced materials.
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin created beautiful utilitarian tables and benches to perfectly pair with Emeco seating in social spaces. The material palette offers indoor and outdoor plank surfaces in anodized aluminum or responsibly harvested wood.
In 1944, Emeco debuted its signature product. The 1006 Navy chair was designed to be lightweight, fireproof, non-corrosive, and tough enough to withstand sailor life on U.S. submarines during World War II. Made to last at least 150 years, the classic 1006 Navy Chair was, and still is, functional and durable. Craftsmen in Hanover, Pennsylvania, make chairs mostly by hand using techniques that are passed down through generations.
Haworth began partnering with Emeco in summer of 2022 to offer a curated selection of iconic designs that are sustainably superior, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Learn more about Emeco’s legacy and ambition to make a difference.